Are Withholding and Withdrawing Therapy Always Morally Equivalent? a Reply to Sulmasy and Sugarman
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS 1994 December; 20(4): 223-224
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Are Withholding and Withdrawing Therapy Always Morally Equivalent? a Reply to Sulmasy and Sugarman Harris, John (1994-12)This paper argues that Sulmasy and Sugarman have not succeeded in showing a moral difference between withholding and withdrawing treatment. In particular, they have misunderstood historical entitlement theory, which does not ...
Sulmasy, Daniel P.; Sugarman, Jeremy (1994-12)Many medical ethicists accept the thesis that there is no moral difference between withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining therapy. In this paper, we offer an interesting counterexample which shows that this thesis is ...